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Gary Plants

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Gary Plants
BornGary Milton Plants
July 17 1954

Notable worksGary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle
Known forGaffed Cards, Zarrow Shuffle, Bottom Deal

Gary Plants is a retired high school chemistry teacher who has been interested in close-up magic for over 40 years. He has had a strong interest in gambling related material and over time became good friends with Richard Turner, Steve Forte, Rod Dee, Jason England and many others. Original tricks have been published in many magazines and books such as "Linking Ring Magazine", "Genii Magazine", "Precursor Magazine", "Apocalypse", "Imagick", "Trapdoor Magazine", etc.

Over the years Gary has attended many magic conventions including FFFF, 31 Faces North, Las Vegas Desert Magic Seminar, L.A. Magic History Conference, T.A.O.M.,Columbus Magi-Fest, Dallas Super Session, OKC Super Session, and numerous I.B.M and S.A.M. Conventions. Gary is probably best know for his handmade gaffed cards. He began making handmade gaffed cards in 1993 and has made cards for professional magicians all over the world. His magic business is "The Card Plant".

Some past projects that Gary helped with are Michael Ammar's “Easy to Master Card Miracles 1, 2 and 3.”,"Del Ray America's Foremost Magician" and"Dai Vernon's Revelations - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box"

Favorite magicians are Dai Vernon,Juan Tamariz, and Del Ray.


  • Dallas Lecture Notes (2004)
  • Hawaii Lecture Notes (2011)
  • Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle (Written by Stephen Minch) (2004)
  • Michael Skinner's 1995 Lecture Notes (Written by Gary Plants) (1995)

Card Items

  • The Magnetized Cards (2000)
  • Impossible Close-Up Rising Card by Gary Plants (2000)
  • Ring in Card Box by Gary Plants (1995)
  • Hofzinser Transparent Card (2000)
  • Capitulating Cards (James Swain) by Gary Plants (2004)
  • Protean Pack by Gary Plants (2006)
  • Longer and Leaner by Gary Plants (2000)
  • Glim (2012)


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